PH. D. Admission Requirements | EAHE | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Educational Administration and Higher Education

Admission Requirements

Stage 1

  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts except from SIU Carbondale.
  • A minimum of at least 3.25 graduate grade point average.
  • A completed department application.
  • A completed on-line graduate school application.
  • International students must take the TOEFL and receive a minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 80 (Internet).
  • 3-5 years of successful work experience in teaching, administration, or student affairs. Submit three recommendation letters from persons familiar with you professionally.
  • Submit a writing sample, preferably a graduate course paper.

Stage 2

  • If the above criteria are met, the student will be invited to campus to interview with the admissions committee. Interviews may also be conducted by phone and/or waived in special circumstances.

Applications for the Ph.D. program are accepted at any time during the year; however, you must apply at least two months before the first day of the semester in which you would like to enroll.

Application for Admission to Graduate Study